Their fierce rivals Barcelona had indeed established themselves as the best dogs in Spanish football, winning four straight La Liga titles with their first Champions League crown, while the’ Dream Team ” by Johan Cruyff swept away all those who dared to come before them

Los Blancos needed a rebuild; only once in the past 40 years has the club experienced such a barren period in terms of league success They needed a catalyst, an icon, someone they could count on to take on the burden of the biggest club in the world and bring them back to the top of European football

Out of Atletico Madrid academy at the age of 15, Raul would only be two years at La Fábrica before being accelerated to the senior squad A streak of 16 goals in nine games for the reserve team quickly caught the attention of coach Jorge Valdano, and at just 17 years and 124 days old the youngster made his senior debut, becoming the youngest player ever. of the club’s history

The Spaniard formed a murderous partnership with Iván Zamorano – with 37 goals between them in Raul’s debut season – as Real battled for the league title at the Santiago Bernabeu Continue reading

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